added: Thu, Aug 2nd '12
Good news for Jet Li fans, his latest Wushu epic "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" will be coming to the States at the end of this month. While the film will only be in theaters for a two-week limited engagement starting on August 31st, it will have the unique distinction of being one of the few (if only) martial arts films presented in glorious IMAX 3D! Written, directed and produced by legendary action filmmaker Tsui Hark, "Flying Swords" was ranked as the fourth-highest grossing Chinese-language film of all time and was the first Chinese-produced film to have been released in China's IMAX 3D format. So, fasten your safety belt -- and check out this mind-bending US trailer, which undoubtedly features Jet Li flying in the air with swords. We can almost picture the 3D fun!
"Flying Sword of Dragon Gate" picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper JADE vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over: innkeepers by day, and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the rumored location of a lost city buried under the desert and its hidden treasure would only be revealed by a gigantic storm every sixty years. The gang used the inn as a front to locate the lost treasure. The storm is arriving. But the situation becomes more complicated when a pregnant concubine who escaped from the palace came to the inn. The concubine was saved by a mysterious woman LING, and the two fled to the Dragon Inn in hiding. Hot on their trail were the Imperial Assassins led by the powerful eunuch YU, followed by the righteous general ZHAO who was determined to take down Yu to restore order in the palace.
directed by Tsui Hark
starring Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Aloys Chen, Kwai Lun-Mei, Mavis Fan, Li Yuchun
release date August 31, 2012 (2 Weeks Only, Exclusively in IMAX 3D)